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Jammu, Sep 24 (UNI) The post offices in entire Jammu and Kashmir region will be computerised and inter-linked with an objective to provide better services to its customers.

''Earlier 35 post offices were computerised and the number will increase considerably by the end of this year, as Union Ministry is contemplating to interlink all the post offices countrywide to increase the efficiency of India post and the process will be done by the end of current five-year plan,'' D K Budhki, Chief Postmaster General (CPMG) J&K Circle, said at a press conference here today.

''Indian Postal department has already introduced services like speed post, speed post money order, e-post, e-bill post, logistic post and business post facilities for its customers,'' Mr Budki said asserting, ''Recently two computerised passenger railway reservation counters have also been established at Poonch and Doda districts on behalf of the railway department.'' The Chief Postmaster Manager added that agreement with Bharti Airtel Jammu is almost finalised for installation of Public Call Office (PCO) through 'Coin Collection Boxes' in 41 offices in the circle on commission basis.

''Efforts are on to extend on-line registration facility for pilgrims visiting Mata Vaishno Devi shrine,'' Mr Budki opined.

He further added that people can also avail the facility of paying their telephone and electricity bills at local post offices, while he also introduced new logo for the India Post.


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